Carbonclean200 Investing in a Clean Energy Future

| September 18, 2017

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The global economy is in a monumental transition from an energy system based on fossil fuels to one based on clean renewable energy sources and technologies. Our purpose in developing the Clean200 list and publishing this report is to start a broad and dynamic dialogue about how all investors can co-create a clean energy economy and how best to evaluate and highlight companies that are already on the continuum of transition.

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Wattly Pty Ltd

Wattly develops cloud and mobile computing solutions to help drive energy efficiency, in residential, industrial and commercial sectors. Wattly brings together extensive expertise in energy efficiency consulting and software development. Wattly was established in 2012 and its main revenue is from energy efficiency certificate creation and aggregation services for VEECs and ESCs under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) and under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).

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How the solar industry can deal with supply chain interruptions during COVID-19

Article | April 1, 2020

With the onslaught of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing an unprecedented time. As the global economy wrestles with defining which industries and businesses are essential and non-essential, the United States has determined that construction, manufacturing and energy are essential businesses. Many companies and jobs within the solar industry fall into construction, manufacturing or energy, and in some cases all three categories. At Quest Renewables, we have outlined how we can limit interruptions to our supply chain during the current atmosphere. Our hope is that you will find this information helpful.

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Recognizing and solving challenges in renewable energy land usage

Article | February 14, 2020

As anyone familiar with the saga of the Spotsylvania solar project knows, an inherent difficulty in developing renewable energy projects comes in finding the right project location, both in terms of size and siting. This is one of the topics analyzed in a new report released by The Brookings Institute: “Renewables, land use, and local opposition in the United States.” It’s a hard fact that renewable generation uses more land than fossil fuel systems, with solar having slightly lower median land use than both on- and offshore-wind, despite a large variance in total land density values. While this presents an issue for renewable developers, the silver lining is that renewable energy can be sustained indefinitely on the same land base, while mines and wells will eventually run out. As a solution, the study recommends greater development on brownfields, as well as floating PV, though the authors do recognize the capped potential of floating PV at around 10% of current U.S. electricity generation.

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Renewable Energy Strategies in the Oil and Gas Sector

Article | February 13, 2020

Renewable energy is suddenly taking a very important role in the energy industry; especially solar and wind. In light of this, major players in the oil and gas industry have begun to position themselves for this forecasted energy transition. Major investments by the oil majors into renewable energy has called for the question of whether this is an indication that they are gradually transitioning into energy companies. Also, upon closer study of this trend, it is easy to classify the major players into leaders in renewable energy investment and slackers.

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COVID-19 and its initial impact on the energy sector

Article | March 26, 2020

As we continue to face an unprecedented global health crisis, our Head of Smart Generation Sales, Angus Widdowson looks at the initial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the UK energy sector. With the UK on lockdown, many businesses closing and the majority of Britain’s workforce now working from home, COVID-19 is causing major economic disruption. It was covered in our Informer newsletter earlier this week that the growth in renewable generation in the UK gives us more resilience to tackle the challenges of COVID-19. Whilst the supply chain currently remains strong, as this pandemic continues, we are likely to see resource strain on operation and maintenance contractors. We expect naturally fuelled (wind, solar and hydro) plants to be more resilient than fuelled plant, given the lower risk to technical outages vs fuelled plant. Also, with renewable sites being dispersed across the country, we expect single point failures to have a lesser impact overall vs large thermal power generation. At this stage it’s unclear to see how COVID-19 will affect the development of new renewable projects but we are likely to see delays in the deployment of new wind and solar projects.

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Wattly Pty Ltd

Wattly develops cloud and mobile computing solutions to help drive energy efficiency, in residential, industrial and commercial sectors. Wattly brings together extensive expertise in energy efficiency consulting and software development. Wattly was established in 2012 and its main revenue is from energy efficiency certificate creation and aggregation services for VEECs and ESCs under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) and under the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).

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